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Companies Act 2016: Effective 31 January 2017

In accordance with the federal gazette issued on 26.1.2017, Dato’ Seri Hamzah bin Zainudin, Minister of Domestic Trade, Co-operatives and Consumerism and Suruhanjaya Syarikat Malaysia (“SSM”) has announced that the Companies Act 2016 will be implemented effective 31st January 2017 (with the exception of section 241 and Division 8 of Part III). Download Companies Act 2016 here.
To facilitate the…

Axiata Arena

By Richard Wee, Lesley Lim and Vincent Lim
 
Alongside the growth of the sports industry in recent times, there has been a trend for corporations and individuals of means to invest in sport stadiums through naming rights, a form of collaboration between two parties resulting in a company name being synonymous with a sporting team for…

Sports Law Conference 2016

 
The Sports Law Conference 2016 was held recently at the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (“KLRCA”) on 8 December 2016. MahWengKwai & Associates (“MWKA”) is proud to be associated with this annual event, not only as one of the sponsors, but also having our Partner and Head of the Sports Law Practice Group, Mr…

Construction Adjudication in Malaysia – Faster and Cheaper Dispute Resolution

by Raymond Mah
 
The real estate market and the construction industry are interrelated, with improvements and progress in one having a positive impact on the other. The introduction of the Construction Industry Payment and Adjudication Act 2012 (“CIPA Act” or “Act”) represents a significant development in the construction industry. It is hoped by the government and…

Image Rights: Feeding the Hungry Sponsors

by Richard Wee and Samuella Kong
 
Sports has evolved from an extra co-curricular activity to a booming industry over the last 50 years. The sports industry generates large funding and financial turnovers which creates a financial market on its own. In the middle of this entire gigantic industry remains the soul of sports, which is the…

Lim Jo Yan recognised by ALB in 40 under 40 for 2016

 
“In our second annual list, ALB showcases 40 of the brightest young legal minds in the region. These are lawyers under the age of 40 who are doing important deals, key disputes and other high-quality work, earning accolades from their colleagues, superiors and clients in the process.
Lawyers were listed based on quality and complexity of…

Sports Doping: Positively Negative

by Richard Wee and Samuella Kong
 
The Rio Olympics 2016 have come and gone. Once again, the spirit of human passion to achieve greatness and to accomplish what was once deemed to be impossible, has been illustrated repeatedly at the Rio Olympics. In the midst of all this competition, a constant reference to fair play was…

Companies Bill 2015: The Real Estate Perspective

by Lim Jo Yan and Teoh Huei Wen
 
The Passing of Companies Bill 2015
On 4 April 2016, the Malaysian Parliament passed the Companies Bill 2015.The Bill was formulated with an aim to revamp the existing corporate landscape in Malaysia under the Companies Act 1965 (“Act”), of which some provisions were deemed to be obsolete due to…

Richard Wee joins MahWengKwai & Associates

 
MahWengKwai & Associates (MWKA) is pleased to announce that Mr Richard Wee will be joining MWKA as a partner on 1 October 2016. Joining with him is his team of able lawyers, namely, Puan Sarah Kambali, Ms Lesley Lim and Ms Marlysa Abdul Razak.
Richard was called to the Malaysian Bar in 1999 and brings to…

Alternative Options for Dispute Resolution in Malaysia

 
The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) recently announced they will establish a CIArb Asian directorate office in Malaysia as a result of growth in arbitration in Asia.  The new office, which will be set up at The Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration  (KLRCA) premises in Bangunan Sulaiman, will be the first regional centre for…

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